What does prone mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prone(adj)

    having a tendency (to); often used in combination

    "a child prone to mischief"; "failure-prone"

  2. prone, prostrate(adj)

    lying face downward

Wiktionary

  1. prone(Adjective)

    Lying face downward; prostrate.

    Etymology: From pronus.

  2. prone(Adjective)

    Having a downward inclination or slope.

    Etymology: From pronus.

  3. prone(Adjective)

    Shooting from a lying down position.

    Etymology: From pronus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prone(adj)

    bending forward; inclined; not erect

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  2. Prone(adj)

    prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  3. Prone(adj)

    headlong; running downward or headlong

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  4. Prone(adj)

    sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

  5. Prone(adj)

    inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to

    Etymology: [L. pronus, akin to Gr. , , Skr. pravana sloping, inclined, and also to L. pro forward, for. See Pro-.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prone

    prōn, adj. with the face downward: bending forward: headlong: disposed: inclined or sloping.—adv. Prone′ly.—n. Prone′ness. [O. Fr.,—L. pronus; cog. with Gr. prēnēs, prone.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. prone(noun)

    Exessively large breast on a woman; Large man breasts, created and often used by Phil P. Also said as Tig Ol' Bitties. And we'd all like to see your Tig' Ol Bitties... -- Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins (Get Low) reverse the letters "T" and "B" in "Tig Ol' Bitties" to see where the term comes from...

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prone in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The free pen, prone to pour out the suggestions of artless affection, vivid imagination, or domestic anecdote, is as much woman's especial instrument as the needle.

  2. Mark Petersen:

    ( Japan) is one of the most earthquake-prone places on the Earth.

  3. Gernot Pichler:

    The stronger association in subjects with elevated blood pressure suggests that individuals with pre-clinical heart disease might be more prone to the toxic effects of arsenic on the heart.

  4. Nella Van Dyke:

    I think many fraternities have a culture that makes them prone to conflict and kind of bigoted interactions, whether it's against women or against minorities.

  5. Otis Brawley:

    Survival analysis is prone to some biases, which can mislead even the most experienced of clinical trialists.

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Translations for prone

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  • عرArabic
  • propens, procliu, predisposatCatalan, Valencian
  • anfällig, in Bauchlage, geneigt, schrägGerman
  • πρηνήςGreek
  • de bruces, decúbito prono, postradoSpanish
  • دمرPersian
  • viettävä, kallistettu, makuulta, taipuvainen, kallellaan, altistunut, vino, vatsallaan, altistettu, kallistunut, kasvoillaan, rähmälläänFinnish
  • enclin, couché sur le ventre, prédisposéFrench
  • rentan, cenderungIndonesian
  • legge seg flat, proneNorwegian
  • prono, inclinadoPortuguese
  • предрасположенный, склонный, наклонный, лежащий ничком, лёжа, лицом внизRussian
  • پریشانUrdu

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